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create gum disease. the University of North The initial decision to remove third molars By FUNCTIONAL, we mean Carolina. Importantly, teeth) most often by aimplants Often, patientsthat are(wisdom toldtooth that contacts they areis not candidates for dental the another partmade of the project con- because they during chewing. Usually, on what hap“don’t have enoughtooth bone” or their “sinus isorthodontist. too low.”centrated general dentist or Most butpatients not always, a non-functional pens when whoproblems are referred to the oralthird andmolars Both conditions are correctable in almost all patients, according to Dr. Banks. tooth will be in a location that are not removed. maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) do not have When the gumisridge where and teethwill arebecome missing is tooThird thin to place a dental implant, not normal molars with healthy wisdom teeth that have erupted, or is that a bone because it causes periodontal infection bone grafting can bothersome be performed to correct the problem. What that means grown a cleansable and/or functional cheek ulcerations orown otherbone, don’t replacement product, orbiting, eveninto the patient’s cannecessarily be placedcause into the deficient Impactedarea, wisdom tooth Wisdom tooth and Wisdom tooth with related problem. pain or show overt signs Kathy A. Banks, DMD position in the mouth. stabilized, and allowed to heal. Following healing, dental implants can be placed into that hy A. Banks, DMD with cyst causing bone periodontal pathology neighboring tooth So,with removal of wisdom of infection like swellarea and then restored porcelain teeth.teeth This procedure is called “ridge augmentation” loss and damge to the with decay iswe always appropriate when there ing(dental or pus.decay). The studies By HEALTHY, mean free of gum disease and caries So and can be accomplished in both the top and bottom jaws. second molar tooth. initial decision to no pockets is pathology such as gumthe wisdom mentioned actually there are present inpresent the gums between toothabove and the teeth aredisease, missing, thethe sinus that lies above the there top will dental decay, or infecthatjaw some of downward next tooth forward, or around wisdom tooth itself,show and will be60% noexpand move thirdWhen molars pocketing depths-and that the periodontal status is expected in the area obvious reason patients asymptomredness or swelling or Another other signs ofin infection. healthy wisdom will the andtion. cause bone loss the gumAtoridge. This is with atooth correctable problem as well, according isdom into teeth) is ridge most seek the advicetoofworsen your general that the third molars change of the and third molars abouttime, 40% of dentist, the patients within 2 years. haveBanks. no cavities, or therewisdom wasSinus a cavity that has been treated successfully with remove teeth is when third molars (wisdom teeth Dr. “A Sub-Antral Augmentation –atic commonly called aa ‘Sinus Liftsecond Procedure’ can be in over orthodontist or oralThe and position in–the mouth de by atogeneral good news is that the study also showed that the periodontal disease is likely to dental filling. there is a cyst or a tumor present with no symptoms of pain) had maxillofacial surgeon. Every and the eruption of these teeth performed, sometimes even at the time of implant placement. This procedure increases the amount of r orthodontist. improve following removal of the third molars. patient considering wisdom By CLEANSABLE, meanthe thatwisdom the wisdom is in aof position in the at or we around tooth,tooth signs infection withaincreased is unpredictable. There are other bone in the area where we would like to place a dental implant. Again, bone replacement product or patients whomouth are where allor The study also showed that among the patients whose third molars were visible theifsurfaces of thetooth toothiscan be successfully maintained, the wisdom causing pocketing depths--atand that the tooth surgery is unique. Based publications that discuss the even the patient’s own bone can Ifbethe used.” in the 28-77% of the patients will have cavities in these teeth, depending o the oral and maxilhome, by brushing and flossing. area is difficult to clean, then bacteria damage to a neighboring tooth. periodontal status is expected to mouth, on an examination of your movement, or eruption of third on their rgeon (OMS) do not misconception colonize and create gumifdisease. Acan common is thatdentist the bone into theage. sinus BUT… your or is placed worsen in the the sinus. area of In thereality, second mouth, and a dental panoramic molars;membrane generally speaking, the Inthe patients who chose to retain their third molars, it was shown that mechanical By FUNCTIONAL, we mean that the tooth contacts another tooth during thy wisdom teeth that determines that molars in about is actually lifted uporthodontist (hence to name “sinus lift”) backand to third where it should be, 40% and bone graft material x-ray or cone beam scan, your position and angulation of the cleaning of the third molar teeth did not lower the levels of pathogenic bacteria and chewing. Usually,your but wisdom not always, a non-functional tooth willpatients be in a location ted, or is grown into a teeth are not of the within 2 years. placed under the sinus membrane, restoring the gum ridge and the sinus contour together in one OMSthese canbacteria tell youcan about thefrom conwisdom tooth within jaws, inflammatory mediators. There isthe new evidence that travel that is not normal and will become bothersome because it causes e and/or functional healthy, cleansable or functional, The good news is that the study dition of your wisdom teeth, and and the presence or absence of procedure. the mouth to the bloodstream, and may cause illnesses affecting the heart, kidneys cheek biting, ulcerations or other related problem. n the mouth. or that retaining your wisdom also showed that the periodonthe position of the wisdom teeth available space to accommodate other organs. So, removal of wisdom teeth always appropriate whenprocedures, there is pathology Dr. Banks diagnostic such 3Dand cone beam CT scanning EALTHY we mean freeincorporates teeth maystate-of-the-art leadis to these probtal disease is likely to as improve in the change jaws. The OMSincan the teeth, seem to be the best And finally, theaccurately study showed that the third molars position thetell present such gumto disease, dental or infection. Another obvious reason “That sease and caries (dental of the face and asjaws, herdecay, patients for bone grafting procedures. way, I can lems inevaluate the future, you will need following removal of the third if there is pathology associpredictive But again, time, andfactors. the eruption of these teethyou is unpredictable. There are other to remove teeth is when there is a cyst or a tumor present at or around mouth over o there are no pockets diagnose the wisdom magnitude of the bone to loss in the areamolars. where we would like to place implants and the quality expert consultation further ated with the wisdom teeth there is no formula for predicting publications that discuss the movement, or eruption of third molars; generallythat the wisdom or if the wisdom tooth is causing the gums between thetooth, review your options and seek The study also showed that of the patient’s bone ridge in that area, and pre-plan the surgery to ensure the best possible outcome.” you are notwithin aware the of, jaws, or theand wis-the what a wisdom is going speaking, the position andtooth angulation of the wisdom tooth damage to a neighboring tooth. ooth and the next tooth treatment. among the patients whose third She also prepares and usesoradvanced biologic materials intowisdom grafting procedures suchorto asabsence L-PRFof available space to accommodate dom teeth are likely do. presence the teeth, seemtoto be the BUT… if your dentist orthodontist determines that your teeth are or around the wisdom molars wereoffice visibleatinthe thetime mouth, Pain free doesn’t necessarily causefor future problems. (Leukocyte-Platelet Rich which are retaining made right inwisdom the surgery. bestof predictive factors. again, there is no formula predicting what a wisdom orFibrin) functional, or that your When in But doubt—get them lf, and therenot willhealthy, be no cleansable 28-77% of the patients will have free… tooth is going to do. teeth may lead tomean these disease problems in the future, you will need expert checked out! Schedule your appointment And finally, procedures are painful procedures. “There r swelling or other signs there is a preconceived notion that these cavities in these teeth, depending consultation to further review your options and seek treatment. When in doubt—get them checked out! If you have wisdom teeth, Results Of A Study... with Dr. Banks by calling on. 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Dr. Banks was a member of the American Associationretain of Oral andthird molars, it patient ccessfully with a dental Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons shown mechanical your mouth, and a dental panoramic x-ray or 249 cone beam scan, Street, your OMSUnit can tell Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Task Force onthese Thirdprocedures Molar that Clinical in cleaning “Of course, I’m making itTask sound easy but are Trials technically demanding and take years S. Main 4 (AAOMS) Force on Third of thesome third80 molar teeth didyou notabout the condition of your wisdom teeth, and 2011 and 2012. The Task Force was charged with reviewing different Barnegat, NJ 08005 of practice to gainMolar the proper expertise. You only want your grafting procedures performed by a EANSABLE, we mean Clinical Trialsa in 2011 lower the bone levels of pathogenic the position of the wisdom teeth in the jaws. The OMS can tell you if there is scientific publications resulting from long term, ongoing study of third and maxillofacial surgeon.” wisdom well-trained, tooth is in (wisdom a ABOMS-certified and 2012. The oral Task Force was of Kentucky bacteria and medi- associated with the wisdom teeth thatTel: you are609-488-2325 not aware of, or the molars teeth) conducted at the University andinflammatory pathology n the mouth where charged with reviewing some Thereconcentrated is new evidencewisdom that teeth are likely to cause future problems. the University of North Carolina. Importantly, part of ators. the project faces of theon tooth Kathy A. Banks, DMD different scientific kbanks@drbanksoms.com whatcan happens80 when third molars arepublicanot removed. these bacteria can travel from the Practice Limited To Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery sfully maintained, at tions resulting from a long term, mouth to pain the bloodstream, and Third molars with periodontal infection don’t necessarily cause or show 249 S. Main Street, Unit 4 CallPractice Dr. Banks Today! brushing and flossing. Kathy A. Banks, DMDBarnegat, NJ 08005 ongoing study of third molars overt signs of infection like swelling or pus. The studiesmay mentioned above affecting the cause illnesses Fellow of The American Association Limited To Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery a is difficultactually to clean,show that of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (wisdom teeth) conducted www.drbanksoms.com Tel: 609-488-2325 some 60% of patients withatasymptomatic molars heart, third kidneys and other organs. 609-488-2325 • 249 S. 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Your Expert in the Face, Mouth and Jaws KATHY A. BANKS, DMD Fellow of The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Diplomate of The American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Specialty Permit # 4070

Banks is a graduate of Rutgers University College of Arts and Sciences, Camden with a B.A. in y, and Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia. She completed a one year Advanced Practice Limited To Oral & 249 tion in General Dentistry Residency Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of S. Main Street Maxillofacial surgery ersey in Camden and Stratford, NJ, and then completed a four year Post- Graduate Residency Barnegat , NJ 8 AM - 5 PM (Mon. - Fri.) S. Main Unit 4 m in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She is a Diplomate of the 249 American BoardStreet, of Oral and Specialty Lic #4070 Bone Grafting • Dental Implants Barnegat, NJ 08005 ofacial Surgeons and the American Board of Dental Anesthesiology. 609-488-2325 General and Intravenous Anesthesia is a member of the dental staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey and is involved with teaching the postgraduate GPR residents in the Tel: Jaw Pathology and 609-488-2325 Reconstuctive Jaw Surgery www.drbanksoms.com and in her private office setting. She has been instrumental in the development of several New Jersey State Board of Dentistry approved continuing education courses Kathy A. Banks, DMD kbanks@drbanksoms.com by J.S.U.M.C Department of Dentistry Continuing Education Department for dentists, hygienists and dental assistants. Practice Limited To Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery www.TheCountyWoman.com The County Woman Magazine November/December 2017 249 S. Main Street, Unit 4 Kathy A. Banks, DMDBarnegat, NJ 08005 Fellow of The American Association Practice Limited To Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery www.TheCountyWoman.com The County Woman Magazine March/April 2021 ounty November/December 2014 of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Tel: 609-488-2325 www.TheCountyWoman.com 249 S. Main TheMagazine County Woman Magazine www.TheCountyWoman.com January/Feb www.TheCountyWoman.com ounty Woman Woman Magazine July/August 2015 Street, Unit 4 Diplomate of The American Board

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